Comcast's X1 for Business Gets Remote Control Mobile App

Comcast has launched a new mobile app for its X1 for Business platform that will give bars, restaurants, gyms, retail outlets and other commercial locations the ability to control up to 16 TVs at once from a single smart phone.

Of course, it’s not surprising that Comcast is launching this new product feature as football season kicks off.

“With football continuing to reign as Americans’ favorite spectator sport, professional and college football fans will soon be gathering at bars and restaurants across the country to watch this year’s live match-ups,” Comcast says in a press release touting the new app.

With the app, business customers and their employees can use voice technology to search and find TV shows, movies and sports match-ups by tapping the microphone icon and saying things like “football game.”

They can also tap into X1 sports features and get up-to-the-minute sports updates with team and player profiles, statistics and real-time, game-specific data.

Comcast made X1 available to business customers in May.

“Businesses across the country can now offer their customers the same award-winning video experience that millions of people experience every day in their living room,” said, Christian Nascimento, VP of product and premise services for Comcast Business. “X1 for Business is a game-changer – whether it’s a bar or restaurant integrating sports stats into the viewing experience, a hotel or gym giving customers an easier way to find what they want to watch or a small business helping their guests pass the time in the lobby or waiting room.”

Daniel Frankel

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